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Extreme By Design

Extreme By Design, airing nationally on PBS in 2013, follows a band of college students who design and build products to solve seemingly intractable problems for the world’s poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.

This hour-long documentary film begins on the first day of a Stanford University course called Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability and ends a year later after one group of students returns to Asia to test their device in the field amid plans to launch a startup.


Extreme By Design is coming to PBS nationwide on Dec. 11, 2013 at 10 p.m.
November 8, 2013 -- Extreme by Design, a new documentary produced by Hawkview Pictures and Kikim Media, premieres Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m. on PBS. This hour-long film follows forty students who want to change the world—and the educational revolution that’s making it possible. Learn more at the Extreme By Design website and at the KQED Pressroom.

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